Your Guess: Is "Smith" The First Show To Get The Axe? Cancelled - Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes

post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-19, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
Digital Sage
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Burlington
Posts: 24,794
james99 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-19, 09:46 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Calgary, Shaw Digital HD Plus, 3416 & Expander
Posts: 6,315
Liked it. Will watch again.
JesseJ is offline  
post #3 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-19, 11:01 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Calgary, Shaw Cable
Posts: 170
The review posted by James99 took the words right out of my mouth. I found myself "grabbed" by the first episode (think it might have something to do with Virginia Madsden. But when it was over I was conflicted about watching a show full of slick, cool characters who are cold-blooded murderers. So far it seems like style over substance. I'll give it a few more episodes.

Sony KDS 50A2000/Oppo 970/Denon AVR1802/Paradigm CC370/Mini-Monitor x2/DR10 sub/Jamo E800 x2/6416-III HD-PVR
hawkeye19 is offline  
 
post #4 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-19, 11:47 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Cranbrook, B.C.
Posts: 707
I liked it-except for the day into nite part when they left the museum-maybe god left the museum for good? Sorry-couldn't resist.
Whenever you can work a little Hip into a statement me thinks you should.
bigscreenbob is online now  
post #5 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-19, 11:55 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Calgary, Shaw Digital HD Plus, 3416 & Expander
Posts: 6,315
Quote:
But when it was over I was conflicted about watching a show full of slick, cool characters who are cold-blooded murderers.
Holy crap. What's wrong with watching the bad guys?
Think Italian Job, Goodfellas, Casino, Scarface...cheer for the bad guy for once.
JesseJ is offline  
post #6 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-20, 12:49 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Calgary, Shaw Cable
Posts: 170
Quote:
Originally Posted by JesseJ View Post
Holy crap. What's wrong with watching the bad guys?
Think Italian Job, Goodfellas, Casino, Scarface...cheer for the bad guy for once.
There's nothing wrong with watching bad guys, but (the review said it better than I can) there's something odd about a storyline that sees the audience cheering for a group of criminals who shoot a museum security guard in the back. And in the movie examples you bring up, most (not all I admit) of the 'criminals' get their just reward in the end. Unless "Smith" is a limited run series I doubt anyone else in the gang is going to die or go to prison.

Sony KDS 50A2000/Oppo 970/Denon AVR1802/Paradigm CC370/Mini-Monitor x2/DR10 sub/Jamo E800 x2/6416-III HD-PVR
hawkeye19 is offline  
post #7 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-20, 01:52 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,989
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigscreenbob View Post
I liked it-except for the day into nite part when they left the museum-maybe god left the museum for good? Sorry-couldn't resist.
Whenever you can work a little Hip into a statement me thinks you should.
This series was also supposed to be leading edge with big Hollywood stars
and so I could not believe it when I saw the day-night error.
I blurted out to my wife that it was broad daylight on the street when the girl was bleeding, etc., and then when the guys drove out of the musem it was at night. Duh!!!!!
She didn't answer as she was already asleep.
harmer is offline  
post #8 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-20, 03:19 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Vancouver Island. Shaw cable.Sony 46V2500,DCT6416(w/TB Xpndr), PS3, Denon AVR2807, Paradigm spkrs.
Posts: 777
I enjoyed it and will be watching again.

As for the guard, he shot the tech guy first. Then the other guy shot the guard.
Not exactly Han vs. Greedo but you know, I had no problem with the guard being shot in that manner (as a viewer, not a human being )
Richard Travale is offline  
post #9 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-20, 05:39 PM
os
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,056
It wasn't very good, but not as bad as the reviewer implies. I'll give it another chance next week mainly because I like the lead actors.
os is offline  
post #10 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-20, 07:18 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Mississauga and Toronto
Posts: 175
Looks like CTV has removed Justice from their schedule to make room for Criminal Minds. I don't see it in next week's schedule either.

It's almost like CTV wants the rights to every show out there, but doesn't have enough time in the day to air it all!
dcorreia is offline  
post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-20, 07:31 PM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,995
CTV does seem to be greedy. Once the Chum buy out goes through hopefully they'll share with City TV.
TJ77 is offline  
post #12 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-20, 11:10 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 1,337
Had to tape it, but just finished watching it now. I actually don't remember a whole lot except for Amy Smart ripping her buttons. My gods, what a boring show. I thought this was supposed to be edgy, smart and stylish. Instead, it was boring, boring and boring. None of the characters were even mildly interesting. Ray Liotta displays absolutely no charisma here, and for the lead of a show like this, he really should. The others were bland and interchangeable. Virginia Madsen's character, though lovely to look at, didn't really grab me either. The pace of the show was agonizingly slow too.

After that one guy died, I spent the rest of the episode trying to remember which one he was, what he did earlier in the ep. I couldn't for the life of me remember anything about him. Okay, so they're not going to do much character development for someone they're killing off in the first ep, but come on!

If you want to watch a crime drama done right, try to find (or download) the five aired episodes of Heist. Yeah, it was cancelled after ep #5, but it was miles ahead of this bore-fest. It had a charismatic lead, interesting characters, great dialogue, and interesting situations. Smith was awful. I'll be avoiding it like the plague.

cheers,
supervij

Last edited by supervij; 2006-09-20 at 11:21 PM.
supervij is offline  
post #13 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-21, 01:01 AM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 1,768
Has my vote... easily the least interesting of the new Fox dramas.
PrimeBane is offline  
post #14 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-21, 01:37 AM
Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: A charted un-desert isle
Posts: 2,465
Smith isn't long for this world (unless upcoming eps do a lot more to make their characters more engaging).
Nuje is offline  
post #15 of 46 (permalink) Old 2006-09-21, 08:11 AM
Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Calgary, Shaw Digital HD Plus, 3416 & Expander
Posts: 6,315
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrimeBane View Post
Has my vote... easily the least interesting of the new Fox dramas.
HUH?!? The show isn't eve on Fox!
JesseJ is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Canadian TV, Computing and Home Theatre Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome